La Russie accuse Apple d’abus de position dominante sur l’App Store

Le régulateur russe de la concurrence a constaté qu’Apple avait abusé de sa position dominante sur les applications iOS, car les propriétaires d’iPhone et d’iPad ne peuvent les installer légalement que depuis l’App Store d’Apple. Le Service fédéral antimonopole russe (FAS) a annoncé lundi la décision contre Apple, faisant suite à une plainte de la […]

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Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Watchdog Says Apple Abused Dominant App Store Position

Apple is facing App Store scrutiny in Russia as the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) today said (via Interfax) that Apple abused its dominant ‌App Store‌ position and limited competition in the iOS app market by banning parental control apps. The FAS began investigating Apple’s ‌App Store‌ policies back in August 2019 after Apple cracked […]

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Facebook Criticizes Apple’s App Store Policies, Launches Gaming App on iOS Without Games

Facebook today joined Microsoft in condemning Apple’s App Store policies, after the company was forced to remove the games feature from its Facebook Gaming app, which launches today on iOS. Facebook Gaming app on Google Play Store In a statement given to The Verge, Facebook said it has had its Gaming app rejected multiple times […]

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Microsoft’s xCloud Unavailable on iOS at Launch, Future Uncertain

Microsoft’s upcoming “Project xCloud” game streaming service is set to launch on September 15th, exclusively on Android devices. Despite extensive testing via TestFlight on iOS, xCloud’s launch on iOS seems to have been postponed indefinitely. Project xCloud is Microsoft’s “vision for game-streaming technology that will complement our console hardware and give gamers more choices in […]

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Apple’s Services Segment Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q3 2020

Apple’s services category, which includes iTunes, the App Store, Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, AppleCare, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and more, continues to see major growth each quarter. According to today’s earnings report covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020, Apple’s services segment brought in $13.2 billion, up nearly $2 billion from the […]

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Apple Offered to Halve App Store Fee to Get Amazon Prime Video on iOS and Apple TV

Apple offered Amazon lower App Store fees to convince it to launch its Prime Video app on the ‌App Store‌ and Apple TV, documents published by the U.S. antitrust subcommittee have revealed. According to email correspondence between Apple’s services chief Eddy Cue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple struck a deal to bring Amazon Prime […]

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Apple Offered to Halve App Store Fee to Get Amazon Prime Video on iOS and Apple TV

Apple offered Amazon lower App Store fees to convince it to launch its Prime Video app on the ‌App Store‌ and Apple TV, documents published by the U.S. antitrust subcommittee have revealed. According to email correspondence between Apple’s services chief Eddy Cue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple struck a deal to bring Amazon Prime […]

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Apple in 2011 Considered Collecting a 40% Fee From Some Subscription Apps

Apple once considered taking a 40 percent cut from some subscription apps, according to documents shared today by the House Judiciary Committee (via Bloomberg). Back in March 2011, Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue emailed three other executives and suggested Apple should “ask for 40% for the first year only,” but that a “few deals” needed […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comments on ‘Hey’ App Controversy and Apple’s App Store Policies

Apple CEO Tim Cook was, as expected, questioned about Apple’s App Store policies during today’s antitrust hearing with the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee. Cook primarily stuck to the talking points provided in his opening statement [PDF], but he did have some extra color to add. Cook was specifically questioned about email app “Hey” from […]

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Tim Cook Questioned on Apple’s 2019 Ban on Parental Control Apps Using Mobile Device Management

Apple in early 2019 removed or restricted many popular screen time and parental control apps on the App Store due to their use of Mobile Device Management, or MDM, which the company said put user security and privacy at risk. During today’s antitrust hearing with the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, Cook was questioned about […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Likens Competition for Attracting Developers to a ‘Street Fight for Market Share’ in Smartphone Business

Apple CEO Tim Cook is today testifying in an antitrust hearing with the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, where he was questioned about Apple’s App Store policies. Cook was hit with complaints from developers that the committee has spoken to. Apple was accused of making its ‌App Store‌ rules unavailable to developers, arbitrarily enforcing those […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We Want to Get Every App We Can on the Store, Not Keep Them Off’

As Apple CEO Tim Cook prepares to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee tomorrow, Bloomberg has shared details on Cook’s opening statement. Cook will say that Apple does “not have a dominant market share” in any market where it does not do business, and that consumers have many other choices when […]

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Phil Schiller: App Store Levels Playing Field and Supports Developers

Ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s testimony before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday at an antitrust hearing, senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller has defended App Store policies, in an interview with Reuters. Schiller explained that the ‌App Store‌ was initially viewed at Apple as an experiment in offering “compellingly low commission” to attract […]

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Apple poursuivi pour ne pas avoir agi contre les arnaques aux cartes-cadeaux iTunes

Apple est poursuivi devant un tribunal californien pour ne pas avoir fait assez pour lutter contre les escroqueries aux cartes-cadeaux iTunes. Selon les documents du tribunal, les plaignants, dans le cadre d’une action collective (class-action) intentée au début du mois, affirment qu’Apple est conscient et permet sciemment que les escroqueries aux cartes-cadeaux iTunes se perpétuent, […]

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Apple publie une étude pour justifier le modèle commercial de l’App Store

Apple a publié une nouvelle étude démontrant que les commissions venant de son App Store s’alignent avec celles des autres stores d’applications, et des marketplaces de contenu numérique. Ce rapport permettant à l’entreprise de dresser un tableau comparatif de ses pratiques en termes de store d’applications, par rapport à ses concurrents, intervient une semaine avant […]

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Microsoft President Met With U.S. Antitrust Committee Investigating Apple and Expressed Concerns Over App Store

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are all set to participate in an antitrust hearing next Monday held by the United States House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part of an ongoing antitrust investigation on competition in digital markets. Ahead of the hearing, the committee […]

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New EU Regulation Gives Developers More Protection and Transparency in App Store Review

App Store developers in the European Union now have more protections afforded to them following the passage of new regulations this week, according to MCV/Develop and GamesIndustry.biz. As noted by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, one of the new requirements is that operators of app distribution platforms like Apple provide developers with a minimum of 30 days […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Testify in U.S. Antitrust Hearing on July 27

Apple CEO Tim Cook will participate in an antitrust hearing held by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on Monday, July 27 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Judiciary Committee announced today. The hearing is part of an ongoing U.S. antitrust investigation that involves competition in digital markets. The hearing, labeled “Online Platforms and Market Power, […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Testify in U.S. Tech Antitrust Probe in July

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to testify in an upcoming antitrust hearing with the U.S. House judiciary antitrust subcommittee, chairman David Cicilline said today in an interview with Kara Swisher. According to Cicilline, Apple CEO ‌Tim Cook‌, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet (Google) CEO Sundar Pichai, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will all appear at […]

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L’Inde interdit 59 applications chinoises, dont TikTok et WeChat

Le gouvernement indien a interdit aujourd’hui 59 applications mobiles chinoises pour des raisons de sécurité nationale, selon un mandat gouvernemental vu par ZDNet. Cette interdiction fait suite à l’affrontement entre l’armée indienne et les forces chinoises dans la région du Ladakh, au nord de l’Inde, le 15 juin dernier. Les affrontements ont fait au moins 20 morts parmi […]

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